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Replicate Simon to new hardware

I have finished evaluation and setup of Simon on a staging system and now need to transfer to a production server and license the application.

Do I just need to:
1) Lic app on dev server.
2) Archive Simon.app then move to the new box or
3) Just mount and drag copy in Finder

Copy Data Folder
~/Library/Application Support/Dejal/Simon

Of course I might need to reset some report paths and preference options

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Or is it best to install a fresh copy of Simon.app, install license then just copy over the data folder ~/Library/Application Support/Dejal/Simon.

TIA
Stoney

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Replicate Simon to new hardware

Either approach would work, but probably easiest and best to install a fresh copy of the Simon app, in case your old copy isn't up-to-date. Re-licensing it is easy: just enter your name and email address in the license window, and click Find.

You should copy the data folder before launching Simon on the new machine, to avoid having to replace an empty data folder (and risk copying in the wrong direction!). If not, that's fine, just copy it when Simon isn't running.

You can copy the preferences file too, if desired (~/Library/Preferences/com.dejal.simon2.plist), though it's easy enough to set up the preferences again.

Let me know if you need any further help.